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>> you can live in your body fully and have happiness and for me, that is the biggest thing. eating disorders are eating disorders that coexist with anxiety and depression. you can find more on nationaleatingdisorders.org. ever since i came across this new book about a doctor who s what is the message? >> the message is not to avenge other people, but however, the government has a divine role to punish evil do-ers. >> reporter: with polls showing increased support for ban on some guns. >> there is a message to tamp down the mass violence that does not mean taking away everyone's says that he came up with the prescription for living longer, and he says just stop. >> for 2,000 years western culture primarily stopped on sunday for about 24 hours, even when i was a child you could not buy gasoline or milk and the drugstores were not open, and the only thing that was open was a hospital. >> you know, i think that he is right, dr. sleeth, because we all need a day of rest. for some of us, it is getting active and going for a long walk and for others, a time to become still. i like to call it hitting the reset button and something that you can look forward to all week guns. >> reporter: the pastor is calling for evangelicals to ban high capacity magazines and assault weapons. >> the scripture calls for us to love our neighbors more than our gun guns. >> reporter: but some say the focus should not be on guns, but the reason for the violence. >> the nra poses a policeman in every school, the policy should be focused on getting a dad in every home. >> reporter: vice president biden said he is glad that ev evangelicals have participated
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long as well. i look forward to seeing you back here next weekend. let us know what you think of the show by going g ting to cnn.com/sanjay. stay tuned for "newsroom." are from the cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." the lat est on the flu in the meetings for the task force, because in the past, they have been reluctant to engage on the gun issue. randi? >> athena jones, thank you very much. tomorrow, lance armstrong is expected to sit down with with oprah winfrey at his home in texas, and he may finally spill the beeps. "usa today" says he may admit to using performance enhancing drugs throughout his career. he has vigorously denied using epidemic. straight couples can learn a lot from same-sex marriage, and that from the dean of the national washington cathedral. we will talk to him. and hollywood's second biggest night. dresses and divas and a drinking game? game? we will explain. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye and it is 8:00 on the east coast and 5:00 a.m. out drugs, but his fans are hoping to hear an admission and an apolog apology. >> better late than never. it is bad that he did it to start with, but come clean so to speak. >> now that he is dropped from the cycling world, it won't hurt him, and this is going to soften up and maybe his admission of the he does admit it, it will bring him back into the cycling world. >> of course, armstrong has not
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west and thank you so much for starting your morning with with us. >> we start this hour with the latest on the flu epidemic that has gripped the nation. the cdc reports that 20 children have died, and we know from individual states that more than 100 adults are dead. with 47 states reporting widespread flu activity health officials say it is too soon to know if we are over the peak. in new york, governor cuomo has declared a public health emer admitted to anything yet, and the interview with oprah is set to air on her network on thursday. relatives of computer proprogeny aaron schwartz say they are in shock after learning of his suicide. the 26-year-old hang ed himself in his brooklyn apartment. he helped develop rss when he was 14. he was facing federal fraud charges based on millions of emergency because of the flu and it clears the way to vaccinate children more easily. more than 19,000 flu cases have been diagnosed in new york alone. this is how the state commissioner described the number who had to be hospitalized. >> as of january 5th, the state health department received reports of over 2,800 patients hospitalized with laborato laboratory-confirmed influenza compared to 1,169 for all of last year. stolen articles from m.i.t. he had denied the claims. it is unseasonably warm in parts of the south, and in fact, 76 degrees in atlanta yesterday broke the previous record of 75 degrees dating all of the way back to 1890, but it is a much different story out west. in phoenix, a freeze warning is in effect until tuesday while overnight temperatures in central california hovered in the low 20s threatening crops.
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>> and it is not too late to get your flu shot just like governor cuomo is there. the cdc says that this year's vaccine is a good match for the flu strain going around. >> president obama paid a visit to the clinic at the pentagon this week, and don't worry, not for a case of the flu, but the white house says a routine fit ness evaluation, and the results will be released by the end of the month. the president's last exam in 2011 found the long-time smoker toe b >> right now, we are probably two weeks from the the end of our harvest, so maybe 15 to 20% of the crop would be lost. >> meanwhile in spokane, washington, and take a look, no, this is not a parking lot, but a fresh layer of snow that turned one road to ice and sent nearly 20 cars crashing into each other. in reno, nevada, roads are so icy that traffic is backed up for hours and troopers are are responding to dozens of tobacco-free and consuming a healthy diet. moving overseas, ousted president hosni mew bark ra has won a trial for murders. the retrial will be based on the same evidence, but this time, judges will consider mubarak's health. the 84-year-old recently broke his ribs in a fall. mubarak's trial, as you may accidents there. and take a look tat the white-out. it is in north dakota, and the department of transportation there warning the drivers to go slowly or just stay inside. that might be better. the expected high today in minot, north dakota, zero. time to break out the bubbly, and those red carpet dresses. the golden globes are tonight, and we will tell you who is probably going to take home the golden statuettes. oh!
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recall drew the world's attention, because he was the first arab leader to p be jailed by his people, and because he appeared in court lying on a hospital bed and confined to a cage. in an incident yearly similar to a deadly sexual assault that send shock waves worldwide, indian police say another indian woman has been gang raped on a bus. and there are six arrests including the bus driver, and this time the victim is talking about what happened to her. >> translator: they threat eped me with a sharp object and they kept me confined all through the night and force med to do what they wanted. >> police say that the friday night's attack in punjab is similar to the one that triggered rallies worldwide for better treatment of women. on tuesday, vice president biden is expected to deliver progress-oh! -oh! -oh! oh! oh! ♪ what do you know? oh! ♪ bacon? -oh! -oh! oh! [ female announcer ] with 40 delicious progresso soups at 100 calories or less, there are plenty of reasons people are saying "progress-oh!" share your story for a chance to win a progress-oh! makeover in hollywood. go to facebook.com/progresso to enter.
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recommendations from the gun task force to the hospital. he was with with gun rights groups and movie industry leaders and video game leaders and it is all in an effort to e prevent more mass shootings, and this is a list of what could be on the recommendations. universal background cheblcks a closing the gun show loophole, and the white house is believed to favor ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines. woman: we're helping joplin, missouri, come back from a devastating tornado. man: and now we're helping the east coast recover from hurricane sandy. we're a leading global insurance company, based right here in america. we've repaid every dollar america lent us. everything, plus a profit of more than $22 billion. for the american people. thank you, america. helping people recover and rebuild -- that's what we do. now let's bring on tomorrow. churches this sunday may focus on the guns, but not all of the sermons will have the same m message. it turns out that the christians are very divided over firearms. cnn's athena jones has a look. >> reporter: gun control is front and center at the white house and a matter of debate among christians. >> there is a fascinating religious divide over the issue of gun control. >> reporter: a survey by the research institute conducted
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before the newtown shooting found that 6 in 10 catholics support stricter gun control laws compared to one-third of white evangelical protestants and 42% of white mainline protestants. >> it is not just about theology, but about culture and theology. >> reporter: and polls showed that white evan gels can mostly to own guns and most live in southern and rural areas where owning guns is the widest. but since i've been on alli, am i on this one? nope. am i on this one? no, no, no, no, no. i am on this one. [ male announcer ] for every 2 pounds you lose through diet and exercise alli can help you lose one more by blocking some of the fat you eat. simple. effective. belt-friendly. let's fight fat with alli. learn more, lose more at letsfightfat.com.
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we won't have any of that this year. it is just about time to roll out the red carpet and the first major award show of the season is tonight and it is the golden globes acht and the critic's darling "lincoln" is expected to take home quite a few of the golden statuettes. >> the common notion is that things that are equall to the same thing are equal to each other. >> daniel day-lewis playing l lincoln there, and to discuss tonight's awards i am joined by "us week" "editor bradley jacobs and a-lister john murray columnist, and big night tonight and i know you are excite d.
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so let's talk about the most hosts tonight, i know a lot of people are excited about tina fey and amy pohler hosting, and i know they have put together a drinking game. bradley, how do you think they will do? >> i can't wait to see them together, because i love the movies together, "baby mama" and "mean girls" and yes, i'm ready to drink every time a actress gets choked up every time she thanks the hairstylist and not the husband. these two are a riot and the tongue is firmly planted in cheek, and they are perfect hosts and they might dial it back a little bit from ricky gervais and all of the things that got him in trouble a couple of years ago. >> yes, they have a great sense of humor together, john, and how do you think they will do? >> well, i think, randi, the double for the trouble and lucy and ethyl athel and "lavern &
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shirley". i think that robert downey, jr. not partake, and lindsay lohan, because of their troubles, but it is going to be light-hearted comedy. >> let's get to the movies. for the best movie, "lincoln" is a lot of the talk, and bradley, who will take it home? >> absolutely. of course, daniel day-lewis for the method portrayal of abraham l lincoln. i was reading that daniel was in character the entire time and it wasn't until the movie, the very last take was finished that he actually thanked steven spielberg this the actual english accent and it made steven cry, because for months and months, he was abraham lincoln and that resonates throughout the film. it is a class a performance this is unbeatable. >> does he have any competition, john, as a movie, in terms of the drama? >> if anything else wins in that category, it is the upset of the night because "lincoln" has great momentum and i think it is
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going to take home the prize. >> and what about tv? that is a big category at the golden globes, and john, for this one, who is your pick for best tv show, drama and comedy? >> "downton abbey" and you know, i consider myself a british rock star in a former life, but for a comedy, "modern family" and people are in love with this show, and it is breaking all of the rules and broken all of the stereotypes and it is the new format for comedy on television. >> what about "homeland," bradley? >> well, i have two picks. for draw marks you will see "homeland" win, and "downton abbey" is still too small to win, but "homeland" has all of the buzz in this category for the second year in a e row, and i can't hear enough good things about it. and then in the comedy department though, i'm going with "girls" this year, because it has been my favorite show of the last year, and "modern
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family" has won a bunch of shows and now it is time for something fresh. lena dunham came up with something new, and it took ten years to come up with "sex and the city" and she came up with it, and it is not "sex and the city" but it is totally enjoyable, and you will see that win tonight and maybe lena as well. >> yes, she is so talented. what about the golden globe, because it is so much more of ooh pa party than the oscars. >> well, that is the joy of it. >> john, you go. >> well, ricky gervais put it best, and he said golden globes are to the oscars as kim kardashian is to the oscar.
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>> well, this whole sthing a different animal. you are sitting at tables and all hobnobbing with each other and much more relaxed. the oscars is super uptight, and basically every guest at the oscars has his or her own security person with them, and at the golden globes, it is a different story. much more mellow and relaxed and it comes out in the speeches as well. people are lighter and looser and drop an f-bomb here and there and it is much more, much more fun for the series as well, and that is why i think that se seth macfarlane is trying to capture a little bit of that for the oscars this year, and we will see if if it works for him. >> we pay attention not only to the nominee, but what they are wearing and fashion is a huge part of the show. from what i have read, it sounds like emerald green is supposed to be a big color this year. john, what do you expect in terms of fashion this is. >> well, i just don't want to
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see all of the guys in black tuxedos and joan rivers and the fashion police love the guys in the traditional look, but i like guys like jamie foxx and ryan e seacrest and others show up for the show and shake it up a little bit. i want the guys in color and the women, they can do whatever they want to do. >> and bradley? >> as far as women are concerned, nobody does it better than sophia vergara and ever since "modern family" has been on the air, she has been blowing the fashion editors at "us weekly ""up for what she wears, and also what angelina jolie did with her dress and the legs, and what she did created a new twitter feed. >> yes, it has its own twitter feed, angelina jolie's leg. that is right. >> and the fashion is more than half of the fun as far as the editors of "us" are concerned, because that is what really matters and we devote pages and pages to it.
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>> yes, we certainly look for that, no question about it. bradley jacobs of "us weekly" and john, thank you. the golden globes red carpet starts at 6:00 p.m. and you can watch it right here on cnn. one woman has a new tiara and we will tell you which state can claim this year's new miss america. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? i've always had to keep my eye on her... but, i didn't always watch out for myself. with so much noise about health care... i tuned it all out. with unitedhealthcare, i get information that matters...
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welcome back, 22 minutes past the hour now sh, and we ar glad you are with us. it is official we have a brand new miss america this morning. >> your new miss america is miss new york. >> mallory hytes hagan and the last time miss new york won the crown was 1984, and that winner
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was vanessa williams. and did you catch this playoff game yesterday? joe flacco and the bray ravens knocked off the denver broncos yesterday. it was super exciting. baltimore has a tough game next week facing off with the inwer of the patriots/texans game. and yesterday the 49ers sealed their spot in the nfc title game running over long time rivals the packers 45-31. colin kaepernick led san francisco setting a new record for rush iing yards by a quarterback in any game regular season or post-season and he scrambled for 181 yards. the niners will play either the seahawks or the falcons next sunday. and while football is not your thing, maybe hockey is. the new season starts next saturday. yes, they have inked a deal after a threef-month lockout.
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it will be a short season, 48 games down from usual 82. training camps open today. >> all right. forget lance armstrong or the gun debate or the oscars, here is a sports story that comes from a half mile under the ocean. the first ever pictures of a giant squid in its natural habitat. take a look here. the ten-foot find was touted as one of the most important discoveries in decades. but in california, they don't have time to talk about giant squids, instead, they have their own fishing frenzy. our miguel marquez has more. >> reporter: it is a southern california squid frenzy. >> up and over. there we go. >> reporter: every night fishing boats packed to the gills set off to hunt for two to three-foot long and sometimes bigger squid. the sea here off of dana point thick with creel, squid food, and the elusive creature s as a great sport fishing and make a fine squid steak, but they are bizarre shooting ink in water as
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they fight to stay in the sea. when out of the water, they change colors, and sometimes like a traffic light. >> this is what the squid hunters have come after, humboldt squid, and look at that. there's the eye there, and the teeth are right in here, and if i stuck my hand in there, they grab me and change colors and amazingly somebody grabbed a hold of this one, and you can see a perfect hand print on that squid right there. the humboldt or the flank squid makes its home from alaska to south america, and it is rare and very rare to have so many squid off of the coast here for so long offering such great fishing or squidding. the captain of the "sun fun" know knows the waters well and tonight, he is the only guy who knows precise ly where the skid are. those from miles around hover hoping for a squid obbonanza. >> in is just awesome.
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>> reporter: 2013 is shaping up to be the year of the squid. the giant squid, a distant cousin of the humboldt was seen for the first time in its natural habitat 2,000 feet down off of the coast of japan. squid is not just for breading and deep frying anymore. in popular culture, the squid agenda is alive and well an bd t bent on world domination. you see it in "monsters versus aliens." >> i come in peace and i will do no harm, and you will all die. >> all hail galaxar, viva la squid. >> hat's off to miguel marquez for touching that thing. quite brave of him. why are these two siblings so excited to see each other? we will tell you. truth is thert treat your cough. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a cough suppressant. great. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus severe cold and flu
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is engineered to amaze. ♪ ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. welcome back to cnn's sunday morning, i'm randi kaye and glad you are with us.
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bottom of the hour now and here are some stories we are watching now. we are in the middle of a deadly flu epidemic. the cdc says that 47 states are reporting wide activity and though the severity has lessened, they say that 20 children have died. health officials say it is not too late to get the flu shot and this year's vaccine is pretty good match to the flu strain and can lessen the effects. and a bus burst into flames in the friday morning commute in seattle. they say that 47 passengers were on that bus, and a quick-thinking driver moved everyone to safetysafety. isn't that incredible when you see the bus on fire that everyone survived. they said that the frigid temperatures could be to blame. two long lost siblings have reconnected after 65 years thanks to facebook. betty was separated from her
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littleel brother, clifford in 1948. boysin asked his son to help him look on facebook, and then they were reconnected. >> i never thought it would come true. >> he reminded me a lot of my brother, bob, that i knew, and he is deceased, and it was like seeing him again. >> as a way to thank the 7-year-old sleuth, the reunited brother and sister set up a scholarship fund for him. how nice is that. >> in ste. genevieve, missouri, some artifacts have gone missing to the ste. genevieve church, and the reverend says they are not that valuable, but they are baffle
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baffled by the theft of these nine small artifacts. for today's "faces of faith" we are talking about the washington national cathedral and it is the so-called spiritual home of the nation, and four presidents have been inaugurated there, and four national monuments are ar are there. and this has also been a new site for same-sex marriages. the reverend for the national cathedral is david hall and i asked him about this issue and his own evolution of the issue? >> i worked at all saints in pasadena, california, and it is a big urban church in the los angeles area, and has a large gay and lesbian population and
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also an aids service center, and in those years, i really came to know the gay and lesbian people as my friends and colleagues, and as parishioners. i, because of the aids service center, we had many people who in those years were dying of aids and i got to see the families and couples, and, you know, men and women in these stressful situations and saw the extent to which they loved and supported each other. i really began to see that if the love that i saw in those hospital rooms and in those h e homes was not real love that the church should bless then i didn't know what was. it was a transformational time for me. >> yes, a real impact. >> yes. >> and you have said that straight couples can learn from same-sex marriages, and what do you mean by that? how so? sh. >> well, i think that, you know, heterosexual marriage and i'm married myself and i have been married for 35 years, and very happily so, and my marriage has really taught me a lot about
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life and god and the world. and i would say that both kathy, my wife and i, and all straight couples have to do some work to make our relationships as equal and mutual as they can be. i do think that one of the things that we learned from gay and lesbian couples in same sex couples and same-sex marriages that it is radically mutual and radically equal. both partners really come to that relationship as equals. there is not the sort of male, female vestiges of hierarchy that straight people have to still deal with in our marriages. the new same-sex rite is based in baptism and again which is a sacrament of radical equality in the tradition. >> are you concerned at all that e embracing a controversial issue at the national cathedral of all places will be divisive? does that worry you?
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>> well, the national cathedral is a public church. really, for many years, it has had a history of taking positions on important social issues. one of my great pred secessors went to sell ha in tma this the rights s era, and martin luthe king jr. preached in the pulpit there of the national cathedral, and the national cathedral has had a history of engaging major policy issues. >> but some critics say that the church is bucking thousands of year years of religious tradition and the teachings of the bible, and how do you see it? >> well, the bible and i wrote and i edited a book of essays about this, so i have been thinking about this issue for a long time.
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you know, the bible doesn't speak with one voice about marriage. i mean, the bible has several visions of what marriage can be. one man, one woman ends up to be the late version, but earlier versions included marriage where if a man died, his brother would marry the widow and before that, polygamy, so it is not like the bible speaks with a unified voice and the church sees that the marriage has evolved over the years, and we have moved to a much more equal and egalitarian place about men and women in the 20th and the 21st centuries, but it was not that long ago where women were swearing to love, honor and obey their husbands. and so, our teaching about marriage has evolved in the scriptures and in the tradition and offering faithfulf gay and lesbian people this disparate opportunity to live their lives
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faithfully as we have offered to heterosexual men and women is the next step of our teaching of marriage. >> do you see this move as starting a trend for other denominations? >> well, i think that the episcopal church and the unitarian church and the united church of christ have been in the forefront of this issue. our hope is that we are both an episcopal institution as the national cathedral, but we are mindful of our role as a kind of sacred space for the nation. so my hope is that we can use our visibility to advance this issue further, and really to be a model for other faith communities in the country. >> reverend gary hall, dean of the national washington cathedral and thank you for your time this morning. >> it is a real pleasure, thank you. you're welcome. for more issues on faither to see this again, check out the
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welcome back to cnn sunday morning. it is time to get you ready for the week ahead and let's take a look at the week ahead calendar. on monday, we have been talking a lot about lance armstrong and according to "usa today," armstrong may confess to doping in an interview with oprah and the interview will air thursday, but it will take the place at armstrong's home. and also newtown monday because it is the one-month anniversary of the shooting in newtown, connecticut, and 27 people were killed in that tragedy. tuesday is also a very busy day certainly for vice president joe biden who will give the president his gun control recommendations. the last month the president vow ed to prevent future shootings like newtown and the expected recommendations may include universal background checks and a possible ban on assault weapons as well. a lot of people paying attention to that. also on tuesday, we will talk about sandy relief and expected
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vote on $50 billion of super storm sandy relief money going to take place on tuesday. congress approved a $9.7 billion package, and we will see if they approve the rest of all of that money. and on sunday, the presidential inauguration. it is officially inauguration day. president obama will have a private swearing in on sunday, but the public ceremony remember is on monday, the and you can catch all of the festivities then. i will be in washington, d.c. all weekend next weekend covering the celebrations. it is all going to be live right here on cnn, your place to catch it all. and as that one-month mark from the shooting of newtown approaches as i just mentioned, the community is reflecting on the tragedy there. cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti has more. >> reporter: good morning, randi. wounds are are fresh here in newtown, and yet the community continues to find ways to help
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each other heal. the touching memorials that we are all familiar with are gone, but they will serve a new purpose, toys and candles and much more are being mulched and preserved to become part of a permanent memorial one day. meanti meantime, a makeshift memorial marked by a american flag has been set up by one of newtown's main roads and we are asked to keep a respectful distance and we are. it is created by a local businessman, and it is a tent with lots of momentos from all over the world where people can come inside and reflect. today, a public meeting planned for future plans of sandy hook elementary. students a s ars are attending school now. and there is also going to be a debate on gun control where we are expected to see some relatives of sandy hook.
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randi? the lottery winner 's body will be exhumed. his payout was $425,000, but he never got a penny of it or to spend it, because the day after he picked up the check, he died. a tip are the the relative forced the medical examiner to reopen the case, and that is when they found a lethal dose of cyanide in khan's system. the case has been ruled a homicide, however, no arrests have been made. in washington, the debate over gun control rages on. the vice president says he will give obama his recommendations on tuesday. we'll let you know what might be in those recommendations. this was the hole my waist was on.
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this is the 50th time that we the people have celebrated this historic occasion. >> this is the day when the nation is made whole and the difference s a differences are suspended for a moment. >> our missions are timeless. >> and across grand and enduring ideals. >> my fellow citizens, i stand here today humbled by the task before us. good morning, washington, d.c. look at that. nice shot of the capitol there, and looks like a quiet morning there, and boy, oh, boy, wait until next week. already getting set as you can see for the inauguration of president obama happening on sunday there. we will be there live. this show will be there saturday and sunday mornings, so we hope you will join us. the u.s. treasury department
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will not mint a $1 trillion platinum coin to avoid default ing on the nation's debt. for weeks people have speculated that the coin could be a loophole if congress does not pass the debt ceiling. . it has been less than one month since the tragic shooting at sandy hook elementary in connecticut and the country is deeply divided over the issue of gun control, and the deadline is approaching for vice president joe biden to representative his recommendations to the president which should happen tuesday. cnn's candy crowley is taking up the debate in today's "state of the union" and candy, i understand that you have a pretty outspoken guest on the show. >> well, a couple of them. david keene who is the president of the national rifle association and also we will talk to the new senator from connecticut chris murphy and i
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spoke to him a month ago up there on the scene at newtown, and then we want to try to take a look of this from a bipartisan approach if that is possible. there is a new group forming with senator joe manchin who is a democrat from west virginia and jon huntsman who was a presidential candidate a moderate who is trying to form this group to form bipartisanship, and is that possible anymore? we want to look at gun debate through the prism of bipartisanship and is that at all possible? >> do you believe they will come to some type of agreement here, because certainly a lot of issues on the table? >> yes. i think that there are a lot of issues on the table, so, i think that there are some things that the white house is prepared to do in terms of making the background checks more effective and laws in place to fund more of the money for some of the background check, and tighten up the sort of mental health background check, and try to help states comply a little bit more, but in terms of the big
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things, that is, what about the magazine clips that can fire so many bullets at the, you know, one right after the other in rampant fire, and what about the assault weapons ban? i don't know. we will see a little bit more coming up, because we do expect in the assaults weapon ban to be introduced in the senate this week, but i don't -- yes, it is different, p but i'm not sure at this moment with all of the things on their plate that an assault weapons ban is something that congress will be able to do. so certain ly, the president sas he will push it, and when you look at the other things, and the school safety and look at mental health help for those who are in trouble, and when you look at all of those things, like the society and the culture and the video games, and it is just hard and these are all terrible, but when come to do it, it kind of falls apart in the details. >> yes, it seems that the universal background check and the limited magazine capacity might be a little bit easier. candy, thank you. we will be watching.
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>> thanks. keep it here for "state of the union" which starts in about nine minutes at 9:00 a.m. eastern time right here on cnn. yes, the donald is back and now demanding $5 million for a joke made on the "tonight show" and i will tell you what this is all about when our friend comedian dino bedal lah joins u. t we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. officeyour business needs...k... at prices that keep you...out of the red. this week get a bonus $15 itunes gift card with any qualifying $75 ink purchase.
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elijah. welcome back, everyone. entertainment news now, and the bad blood between bill maher and donald trump took a bizarre turn this week as we take a look at the clip from "the tonight show." >> the color of his hair -- >> yes. >> and the color of an orange or rang tang are the only two things in nature of the same color.
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i'm not saying it is true, but i hope it is not true, but unless he comes up with proof, i'm willing to offer $5 million to donald trump -- >> $5 million for trump to prove that he is not an orangutan, and that is his flame thrower to trump over the birther movement, and all fun and games, right? no, but then trump sent a copy of his birth certificate to bill maher and told him to pay up. he says, i hope bill maher comes through with his $5 million offer, which i fully accepted orally be forced to sue him. all goes to charity. what do you think of this dino abdallah? is this real? is. >> i don't think that donald trump is a human being and from
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another planet and he is lead ing the birther unit and i am leading the trumper unit and people do not believe he is an orangutan, but he was left here by aliens at some point. and donald trump, the man is billionaire and owns hotels and buildings, and bill maher, she s a comedian and people tell jokes and then people laugh. if you don't like the jokes, then ignore them. bill maher is a villain in a james bond movie to wipe out comedy, and it is unseemly for a guy who has done everything unseemly. this is the lowest he has gone. >> that is the comic background there, but as a former lawyer, he does not have a case here against mar? >> well, no, one of the first elements of a contract is an offer, and the offer has to be intent to enter into the contract, and bill maher is saying right before this fake offer, you are the son of an orangutan and you
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comedic. and people say all of the time, i will pay to see that, and them you have to be in court to defend a lawsuit against that. that is ridiculous. and donald trump wants public y publicity. >> let me guess, this is another attempt at publicity. >> donald trump loves publicity and nobody loves that more as much as he is divisive and bill maher is a great publicity hound, and hound is a nice word and not dirty, but they are cut from similar ends of the cloth and come at it from different point points of view, but they love the press, these two. >> and he does say that if he did get paid, trump this is, he tweeted that the money would go the charity and among other things, the police athletic league new york, march of dimes, hurricane sandy victims and that sounds nice, but i'm curious, if you have ever been sued or gotten into legal trouble for teing a joke or calling someone a orangutan.
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>> i hope that if trump is watching this, i will be in court and in all of the headlines. i will be huge. i do political jokes and jokes about social issues and race issues, and i have been called a lot of names on twitter and especially people get angry and people on the far left and the far right have something in common, because if they don't agree with the joke, they will attack you and tell you it is not funny and you are an idiot and the people this the middle get it is a joke, and people on the extremes, and donald trump on the far right has no seps of humor. i see it all of the time. >> what is your advice fo
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